I’m a fan of Microsoft’s OneNote, but a critical one, and one of my gripes has been the price. Now that’s all changed, according to Microsoft’s Asian PR:
Effective August, Microsoft has announced a price adjustment world wide for OneNote 2003 from US$199 to $99. The price adjustment will begin rolling out today with various retailers offering the new price at different points throughout the month. Volume license customers will also see a discount based on their licensing agreement with Microsoft. Academic pricing thru college bookstores ($49 ERP) and volume license programs will remain the same.
Microsoft is committed to providing the best software for the price. In response to positive customer feedback to the product being offered at $99 in Japan and $99 after $100 mail-in rebate in North America, Microsoft wanted to extend customers worldwide with the opportunity to take advantage of the lower price point.
Too late for my column on OneNote, but good news nonetheless. I felt $200 was just a bit too much for what was effectively a note-taking application.